Part 1: How to get out of Excel hell

Part 1: How to get out of Excel hell

Why did you get in Excel hell The first thing that anyone needs to understand when they want to get rid of Excel, is that Excel is a solution, not a problem. Someone has made the Excel workbook to address a problem that could not be solved with the current system...
Dynamic demand prediction in times of Corona

Dynamic demand prediction in times of Corona

Using order book data to enhance your statistical forecast The vast majority of companies rely on statistical forecast models to predict their demand. These models use time series of historical sales to estimate future demand. A key assumption of these models is that...
Forecasting and planning during the corona crisis

Forecasting and planning during the corona crisis

The challenge As this unique month is coming to an end a new challenge is presenting itself for supply chain specialists. By now everyone world-wide is facing some impact of the corona virus. For sales and operations planning (S&OP) this means: in a few days the...
The new digital reality of S&OP

The new digital reality of S&OP

The current fast changing demand and supply world does not wait for next month’s S&OP cycle. There is a big need to increase speed and quality of decision-making and to reduce data latency. To cope with the abundance of signals influencing the supply chain, there...
Corona – handling the supply chain impact!

Corona – handling the supply chain impact!

The Corona virus is rocking supply chains. It has become painfully clear that supply chains are global, long, highly connected, and extremely lean. Companies are responding to the effects of the Corona disruption in various ways. In this blog we share some of the...
Legacy APS tools need a boost

Legacy APS tools need a boost

Many companies use planning tools that have been implemented several years ago. Models and parameters have been set at the start, but often not adapted to rapidly changing dynamics. Moreover, everybody seems to embrace advanced analytics to get grip on this evolving...
Best practices in implementing ERP and APS systems

Best practices in implementing ERP and APS systems

During the EyeOn International Planning Inspiration Day in 2019 a session on “Best practices in implementing ERP and APS systems” was held. In this post, we share some of the insights gathered during the session and provide an overview of some of the topics which the...